The only thing I have to go on lol is that a good friend of mine works for Verizon Wireless, in the cell tower sector of it. Setting up new LTE towers, retrograding older ones.
His boss has the new devices usually a month before they launch. He's had the Note 2 since October 15th.
He also had in the past, the Galaxy Nexus, The Bionic, the Thunderbolt and the X + X-2. So at least i know when he gets it, it's about a MONTH away LOL.